St. James Municipality partners with Caribbean Cement Company Limited and Jamaica Pre-Mix Concrete Limited to clean St. James Street and Sam Sharpe Square

Caribbean Cement Company Limited and Jamaica Pre-Mix Concrete Limited have teamed up in support of the St. James Municipal Corporation’s goal of sanitising the streets of Montego Bay.

The two companies provided four cement mixer trucks filled with 12000 gallons sanitation fluid which were used by work crew from the Municipality to clean St. James Street and Sam Sharp Square on Sunday June 28. The area cleaned was approximately one kilometre of sidewalks, steps, pathways and other surfaces.

Yago Castro, General Manager of Carib Cement said health and safety is a number one priority and is the reason behind the support of this initiative.

“The health and safety of the people of Jamaica is number one priority and everyone has to do all that we can to protect each other and keep Jamaica safe. Sanitising the streets is good for aesthetics, but also necessary for public health and safety. As we did in Kingston, we offered our support to this City because we see it as our responsibility to help where we can,” said Yago Castro General Manager of Carib Cement.

Jamaica Pre-Mix and Carib Cement collaborated in May to clean Nelson Mandela Park, in Half-Way Tree; St. William Grant’s Park located in downtown, Kingston, and the park located in Papine Square, St. Andrew.

“I was pleased with the outcome of our project in Kingston and told my team to look out for opportunities to assist elsewhere. Sanitisation is an important part of keeping our cities looking good and promoting good health, so our company is committed to assisting where it is possible to do so,” said John Valentine, Managing Director of Jamaica Pre-Mix.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis lauded the initiative as a good example of partnership in keeping with a common objective.

“As Mayor of this wonderful City, I am very appreciative of the support being received from two corporate giants. The cliché “our city’s beauty is our duty” resonates well with the team washing and sanitising these streets. I use this opportunity to ask our citizens to dispose of waste in a responsible manner and encourage your fellow citizens to join you. The fight to contain COVID 19 belongs to everyone and Jamaica Pre Mix and Carib Cement must be congratulated for this initiative. This is true partnership between the private and public sectors,” Mayor Davis said.